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So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid- I think that this book will appeal to lovers of police procedural. It is more character-driven than plot-driven hence the pace is not too fast. However, the characters are so well-developed that it was easy to become immersed in their story. The investigation is explained in detailed and as readers, we get to understand how every case was solved. I also like the fact that the detectives relied on evidence and forensics to solve the cases and not on pure instincts like in some cop procedural/thrillers. The book was also so well researched that I ended up learning a number of new things. For instance; I didn’t know much about the laws concerning adoptions. You can read my review here.
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is not your usual fast-paced thriller. It’s the kind of book where the tension slowly builds through each page. I was fascinated by the narrative although for the first time, I read the book with a feeling of uneasiness and dread all the way to the last page. I have never been this nervous or chilled by the actions of characters. Here is my review.
Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer
I started reading this book yesterday. The prologue made me feel uncomfortable due the theme that was introduced. However, the first few chapters are interesting so I can’t wait to see how the story goes.
The Lost Daughter of India by Sharon Maas
I picked this book because of the title and also the beautiful cover. I haven’t read many books set in India but I am intrigued by the country and the culture of the people so I can’t wait to read this.
About the Book
When Caroline meets Kamal the attraction is instant. He’s enchanting, charismatic and she can’t wait to set up a new life with him in India. Both their families are against the union but Caroline is convinced they’ll come round, especially when she gives birth to a beautiful daughter, Asha.
Asha is an adorable child but Caroline, homesick and beginning to hate the remote Indian village they live in, struggles with motherhood. Kamal is hardly ever there and she feels more and more isolated. In the grips of severe depression Caroline flees back to America, leaving Asha behind.
Ten years later …
Caroline recovered from her illness, is consumed by thoughts of the daughter she abandoned. Desperate to find Asha, she reunites with Kamal, intent on tracking her down. Will they ever be able to find their lost daughter? If they have any chance, they must confront the painful truths of the past and a terrible secret that has been kept for many years, until now.